G-L-A-M-O-R-OUS, ooh flossy flossy! Come on ladies, you know the song! That is what plays in my head when I look at this bra. But to be completely honest, the first time I saw the new Ewa Michalak S Glamour, I wasn’t over the moon in love with it. I thought it was pretty, but it seemed very similar to the S Paris Paris I already own (review HERE). But then, as I was building my list of bras I was going to purchase on my next order, I couldn’t help but to keep being drawn back to it. I mean lets be honest, it’s gorgeous! So after much internal debate, I decided that it had to go on the list. I have worn Paris so much that it’s starting to look a bit worn anyway, so what the heck.
As some of you may know (based on my lack of reviews), it’s been a stretch since I have purchased any bras, so this time I kinda went crazy! Between my direct order with Ewa Michalak and two orders through Jaimie at Bra Obsessed, I ordered 7 bras and two undies to make matching sets. I had heard rumors that Ewa was a bit backed up with orders and that my direct order with her (which included S Glamour, SM Triumph and the SM Amorek with matching thong) might take longer than usual. I was a little bummed, but have come to accept that waiting is just part of the price you pay when you are a Polish bra junkie like me! Because I was expecting to wait quite a while, I was thrilled when I got my shipping notice only a few days longer than what my orders usually take (it was about 2 1/2 weeks for production rather than the usual 10-14 days). Eight days after my bras shipped, they arrived and boy was I excited! The moment I took Glamour out of the box, I was thanking the bra Gods that I had ordered this one. It is stunning, I mean seriously magnificent! Every detail on this bra is on point, from the bow accent at the gore with delicate little pink pom poms at the ends, to the luxurious lace that covers the cups, to the shimmery pink satin ribbon. The name suits this bra perfectly, as it is truly glamorous.
My Ewa bra size has been somewhat of a moving target. I love the firmness of a 60 band (I have a 26″ underbust), but I have not found that the cups on my 60 band bras fit quite right, even when I size up in the cup. So I have decided to stick with the 65 band for now. As far as cup size, I typically order a GG even though I recently realized I really am more of a GG 1/2. Because of this, I decided to order up a cup size and ordered S Glamour in a 65H. I was actually quite nervous about sizing up in cup, since I have a phobia about getting bras that are too big, which I blame on being small busted for much of my life and all bras I liked seemed too big on me. When I first put Glamour on, it seemed very big and I almost panicked. But then after a little adjusting, it actually fit quite nicely 🙂 I will throw in a small disclaimer that I always take the pads out of my GG bras, and with this size H, I do have to wear the pads to get a proper fit (again, I’m a GG 1/2, not quite an H). There is also the smallest bit of gap that occurs on the cup near the gore on the side of my smaller breast. Such are the problems we have when we are in between sizes! I also noticed that this bra’s band seems to be on the looser side, so if you are in between band sizes I’d definitely recommend the smaller band on this one.
On to fit. As much as having a gorgeous bra to wear is awesome and all, the most important thing (to me at least) is how comfortable it is. I wore this bra all day (about 12 hours) and I’ve gotta say, it is darn comfy! When I first put it on and then put on my shirt, I will say that I was like “Dang, that’s a lot of boob!” Not only does it give maximum cleavage (as the S style is known for), with the pads in it adds that extra oomph that sets it over the top. Definitely not a bra to wear if you are looking to minimize your assets! When I wear a bra for the first time, I pay extra close attention to the fit and feel, and can say I was very happy with Glamour. The straps are on the stretchy side, not super firm, but fully adjustable and didn’t slip at all throughout the day. There was no digging or poking at the gore like some bras have, and I felt like it stayed in place with very minimal adjusting throughout the day. All of my bras are comfortable, but I do have the ones that I’m very happy to take off after a long day of work, this one I didn’t feel the need to remove immediately, which is a huge plus in my book! Also, the seams were barely noticeable under my tight-fitting shirt, another huge plus! I can safely say this bra will be added to my rotation and will be worn very regularly.
Now to address my original concern, which was the similarity between Glamour and Paris. As you can see in the comparison picture below, yes they are similar, but I’d more say that Glamour is like Paris on steroids! Where Paris is a dusty purple, the fabric in Glamour is actually gray with purple undertones and has more of a sheen to it. Glamour also has the pink satin ribbon across the seam of the cup, on the gore, as well as sewn into the straps. What really kicks Glamour up to a whole new level is the the lace overlay Ewa chose to use. It is quite possibly some of the most beautiful lace I have ever seen. Its a grayish pink with (what looks like) silver thread woven through it, which almost makes it sparkle. I would definitely recommend this for any of you who wanted (but missed out on) Paris, anyone who loves gray bras, well heck, I’d recommend this to everyone!
Glamour also has matching undies that you can purchase if you are a “sets” kinda girl. Unfortunately for me, they are only available in “full bums” and I’m a thong girl (or as the AEE ladies jokingly refer to it, “team butt crack” 😉 ). Below are stock photos of the matching undies, which look just as beautiful as the bra.
Glamour has quickly become one of (if not the) most beautiful bras I own. It’s subtle and elegant details coupled with the outstandingly craftsmanship and design that Ewa puts into all her undergarments really makes this bra a complete package winner in my book! If you have been on the fence up until now, I’d encourage you to scoop Glamour up before its too late!